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Self Drive Road Trips (Downunder, Southern Africa, Costa Rica, Europe, Malaysia)


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  • Road sign in New Zealand
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  • Costa Rica road sign
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For the independent minded traveller who likes to make up their own mind as to the itinerary they would enjoy and the pace at which they wish to travel, Goway makes it easy to plan a vacation.

Whether it is a self drive car or a Motorhome, we have supplied several suggested itineraries in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, three countries which lend themselves perfectly to this type of arrangement. We also offer self drive in Costa Rica and Europe.

So let Goway, not only arrange the transportation for you but also, where required, accommodation so that when you travel, you don’t have to worry about making overnight arrangements at the last minute. If you are not sure of the itinerary you want, we have already prepared day by day suggested routings to make sure you drive to the places you should be visiting. And naturally all itineraries can be modified according to your needs and requirements.

Sometimes distances are great and it might make sense, if choosing more than one itinerary, to fly between cities to make sure you see what is important. Whether you like a small car or a larger model, Goway has the car for you – manual or automatic, there is a choice.

In Australia, you can rent a car or a Motorhome. We offer suggested itineraries from 4 to 16 days in 7 States so there is plenty of variety.

For New Zealand, again, a car or Motorhome rental is available. You can choose from 11 different itineraries covering both the North and the South Islands. So once again, the choice is unrestricted.

South Africa is a large country but with the 4 itineraries Goway currently offers, you will be able to experience the highlights that are not to be missed. An amazing self-drive also exists for Namibia.

Europe too is a perfect area for self-drive. Your problem is to choose what are you should visit. We have many suggestions for you to consider.

So let us do the pre planning and then hand over the keys for an unforgettable vacation!

All Downunder clients receive Goway's Co-Pilot Kit of goodies (maps, directions, discounts).

You will probably require accommodation before and after your self-drive vacation. We will be happy to book this for you.

Because of vast distances in Australia you should consider flying between some destinations.

Special airpasses, available through GowayAir could be of interest to you.


 

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Self-Drives

  • Coast & Rainforest: Self Drive

    Experience a canopy ride and explore hanging bridges in Blanco River Canyon. In Liberia, hike to the Chorreras Waterfall then embark on a horseback ride to Rincon de la Vieja National Park.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,055
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Costa Rica See Trip Details
  • Coasts and Mountains of the South

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: The American South is rich in mesmerizing scenery, history and graceful, often enthralling, architecture. The Great Smoky Mountains rising along the border of Tennessee and North Carolina are simply stunning and the beaches between Charleston and Savannah are delightful. Both cities also offer dazzling samples of antebellum architecture and plenty of history to go with it. Atlanta and Charlotte add the bigger city glamour, but Asheville might be the surprise of the trip.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,289
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    United States See Trip Details
  • Colonial America

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF DRIVE: The Lincoln Memorial, Gettysburg, Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Philadelphia conjure up much of the colonial history you encounter on this trip while excellent museums await your visit to fill in or add to your knowledge of events and places. Magnificent scenery come courtesy of Shenandoah National Park, the Skyline Drive, one of America's most scenic routes, and the Eastern Shore, the longest stretch of wild coastline remaining on the entire East Coast. Of course, there’s also Chesapeake Bay blue crab and Philly cheesesteak.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,634
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Self-Drives
    United States See Trip Details
  • Denmark Self-Drive: Copenhagen, Roskilde, Odense & Arhus

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: Denmark is a land of fairy tales, boasting colourful harbours, charming timber houses and impressive royal palaces. Visit the royal palace in Copenhagen, celebrate the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen in Odense and get your fill of museums in Arhus.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,307
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Denmark See Trip Details
  • Eastern Spirit

    FIRST CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: Venture into a whirlwind adventure starting with the urban energy of Toronto, before travelling to world-famous Niagara Falls. Kitchener and the 30,000 Island region, the world's largest freshwater archipelago are a great showcase for rural Ontario. The nation’s capital, Ottawa, calls next, before you enter Québec via the Laurentian Mountains to discover the delightful cultural attractions of Québec City and Montréal. On your way back to Toronto, the magnificent Thousand Islands region is another memorable stop on this trip.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,578
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Canada See Trip Details
  • Essential Costa Rica

    From toucans to arrow frogs, Central America’s rainforest is rich with colourful treasures. Our Essential Costa Rica tour features Tortuguero National Park, the Arenal Volcano area, and Monteverde Cloud Forest.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,567
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Single Friendly, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Costa Rica See Trip Details
  • Essential Faroe Islands Self-Drive

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: Explore the remote Faroe Islands on an incredible self-drive tour. As you head island to island, you’ll cross windswept cliffs, see puffing colonies, climb the world’s highest promontory, and travel back in time as you visit medieval churches and follow in the footsteps of the Vikings.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,729
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Faroe Islands See Trip Details
  • Faroe Islands Complete Self-Drive

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: Explore the remote Faroe Islands on this self-drive Denmark tour. Travelling from island to island, you’ll explore windswept moorlands, see puffin colonies on towering cliff sides, and seemingly travel back in time as you visit Viking settlements and 1000-year-old churches.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,018
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Self-Drives
    Faroe Islands See Trip Details
  • French Culture, Lobsters and Lighthouses

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: Lobsters and lighthouses are part of a fascinating journey that visits the first urban centers and villages of Québec along the St. Lawrence River before travelling into Acadia and further east to explore the stark magnificence of the Cape Breton Highlands. The route leads back into Quebec passing by the Gulf of St. Lawrence en route to Québec City. A trip packed with history, mesmerizing landscapes, vibrant art and culture, and culinary delights.
    Duration:
    18 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,565
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Canada See Trip Details
  • Great Barrier Reef Self Drive from Cairns

    Beginning and ending in Cairns, drive Tropical North Queensland, visit the Tropical Tablelands, the Daintree Cape Tribulation coast and Port Douglas - hub of the Reef and Rainforest coast. Goway's
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 759
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Great Lakes Treasures

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: Breathtaking northern Ontario landscapes and fascinating Native culture are combined into an adventurous itinerary that begins in the bustling urban setting of Toronto. This is a true northern journey beyond nature. An unforgettable stay at an aboriginal-operated wilderness retreat on remote Manitoulin Island is just one of several riveting highlights.
    Duration:
    16 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,306
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Canada See Trip Details
  • Great Parks of The East

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: Cosmopolitan Toronto is the starting point of this two-week circular tour. Driving north from the city, you can explore some of Ontario’s famous national parks nearby. After a brief stay in the capital, Ottawa, return to the tranquility of nature in Québec's delightful outdoor spaces. The trail leads southbound via the bustling cities of Québec City and Montréal, famous for their joie de vivre, to the thundering splendor of Niagara Falls.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,260
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Canada See Trip Details
  • Great Parks of The West

    DELUXE | SELF-DRIVE: Beautiful Vancouver is your starting point for an exhilarating two-week tour showcasing the national parks of the Canadian Rockies. The itinerary takes you through the Okanagan Valley and Glacier National Park before it ventures into the breathtaking national parks of Banff and Jasper. From Jasper follow the Yellowhead Pass, entering Wells Gray Provincial Park and Garibaldi Provincial Park before returning to Vancouver.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,705
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Canada See Trip Details
  • Heartland of America

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: The drive from Texas to Colorado, through America’s heartland, is entertaining, exhilarating and packed with captivating discoveries. Bookended between Dallas and Denver, familiar sounding names such as Tulsa, Wichita and Dodge City are part of your trip as is the longest drivable stretch of Route 66, through Oklahoma. Wyatt Earp and Buffalo Bill Cody come to mind here and there, but the magnificent vistas provided by snow-capped mountains, brilliant blue skies and towering rock formations in Colorado might leave the deepest impression.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,277
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    United States See Trip Details
  • Historic Route 66

    FIRST-CLASS |SELF DRIVE: Still a bucket list item for many, Route 66 has an allure that suggests freedom, America’s wide-open spaces, supported by a rollcall of cities immortalized in the song (Get your Kicks) On Route 66. Chicago kicks it off in style before you, ideally, walk the last few blocks towards Santa Monica Pier where it ends. The Grand Canyon provides a moment of drama, but Route 66 purists will delight in all the old Route 66 motels, gas stations and vintage buildings that are featured along the entire trip. A road trip like no other
    Duration:
    16 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,470
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Self-Drives
    United States See Trip Details
  • Lone Star Trail

    FIRST CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: A fascinating journey around Texas and New Mexico, filled with history, great cities, and awesome landscapes. Let gleaming skyscrapers dazzle you in Dallas and Houston, experience New Mexico’s desert scapes and delight in the historical charm of San Antonio and Santa Fe. Realize the close proximity to Mexico when you visit El Paso, offering a taste of the best of two worlds.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,221
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    United States See Trip Details
  • Lower and Upper Canada

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: A journey to highlight Canada’s English and French heritage, travelling through the rural splendor of Ontario and Québec and visiting key urban centers. Discover cosmopolitan Toronto and Canada’s capital, Ottawa, before crossing into Québec. Enjoy the joie de vivre of Montréal before you follow the mighty St. Lawrence River to splendid Québec City and the fabulous Saguenay region. Back into Ontario, travel along the shoreline of Lake Ontario, see delightful Kingston and finish back in Toronto.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,005
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Canada See Trip Details
  • Maritime Magic Treasures

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: Our route through the Maritime offers the very best of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Start in Halifax before traversing Nova Scotia’s picturesque fishing villages and rugged coastal landscapes at the Bay of Fundy. Travel to charming Prince Edward Island and admire the beauty of the low rolling countryside of Canada’s smallest province and cradle of Canadian confederation. Make your way to Cape Breton and enjoy breathtaking views on the Cabot Trail.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,824
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Canada See Trip Details
  • Mountain Country

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: A classic route that offers all the breathtaking scenery of British Columbia and Alberta. The fabulous city of Vancouver is your starting point before travelling to the charming Okanagan Valley. Spectacular waterfalls, towering peaks and beautiful lakes accompany you as you drive to Glacier National Park, and the resort regions of Banff and Jasper. Mount Robson and the Cariboo region are enthralling landmarks as you head north to the Pacific Coast and sail the magnificent Inside Passage to Vancouver Island, where delightful Victoria awaits you.
    Duration:
    19 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,362
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Canada See Trip Details
  • Mountain Express

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: If time is at a premium, this itinerary is for you. Alberta highlights the Canadian Rockies with Banff and Jasper National Park, while British Columbia offers its wild interior, Mount Robson, and stunning Fraser Canyon. Calgary, where cowboy culture meets the modern city, is your starting point while fabulous Vancouver on the Pacific Coast, provides a superb finish. A great week of amazing views and experiences.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,476
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Canada See Trip Details
  • Natural South East Queensland Wildlife & Rainforest: Brisbane to Brisbane Self Drive

    This driving vacation offers plenty of opportunity to get out and about in Queensland’s natural beauty. Drive to and walk through Lockyer Valley, Lamington National Park and Fraser Island.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 849
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Natural Wonders of Norway Self-Drive: Oslo, Geilo, Bergen & More

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: Drive between Oslo and Bergen to see amazing scenery around every bend. Admire Viking longboats at the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, visit the world famous wooden buildings of Bryggen in Bergen and hike through the steep mountainsides of Hardangervidda National Park.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Self-Drives
    Norway See Trip Details
  • New England Explorer

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: Enjoy a perfect week in New England. Encounter history around every corner, from Boston’s Freedom Trail, the witches in Salem to the original pilgrims and the Mayflower II in Plymouth. Add to that the breathtaking scenery of New Hampshire’s Mount Washington, the Green Mountains of Vermont and, of course, magnificent Cape Cod.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,264
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    United States See Trip Details
  • Northwest Adventure

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: Explore awesome landscapes from the lush coastlines of southern British Columbia, through the Rockies, up to the northern reaches of the Yukon and back. The accent is on off-the-beaten path travel, majestic mountains, wide horizons, making for an unforgettable trip.
    Duration:
    22 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,962
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Self-Drives
    Canada See Trip Details
  • Outback & Wine Self Drive

    Drive north exploring scenic Flinders Ranges National Park and Wilpena Pound. Next head south to Clare Valley, “the most unblemished wine region in Australia” before returning to Adelaide.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 759
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
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